nitrogen

Publications

Scientists research whether nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) and tomato production in Nepal can be improved with better utilization of nitrogen fertilizer.

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Scientists determine nitrogen use could be reduced without impacting rice yields for sustainability of rice production in Northwestern Indo-Gangetic Plains.

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Scientists recommend alternative methods for preventing soil degradation that can contribute towards attaining food security.

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Responses of yields and Nâ‚‚O emissions to N inputs could be used to design appropriate N management strategies for addressing the dual challenge of food insecurity and climate crisis.

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CIMMYT scientists seek alternatives to synthetic nitrogen using biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) in order to reduce a significant driver of climate change.

Publications

A team of researchers activates vegetative storage proteins in maize leaves, to stockpile nitrogen reserves for release when plants are hit by drought.

News

Study describing development of wheat with biological nitrogen inhibition ability from wild relative receives award for outstanding papers published in PNAS.

Press releases

Scientists used a wild grass trait that inhibits soil microbes from producing environmentally-harmful nitrogen compounds. Widespread use of the new technology could lower global use of fertilizers for wheat crops.

Features

A new study identifies global emissions and mitigation hotspots ripe for more efficient nitrogen use in maize and wheat production.

Press releases

A new meta-study confirms that nitrous oxide emissions can be reduced by boosting nitrogen productivity, crop yield and use of “4Rs.”

News

New research shows that the Nutrient Expert decision tool is better for farmers’ fields, extension services and the environment.

Blogs

Don’t underestimate the crucial role nitrogen plays in cereal-based agroecosystems and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Explainers

The most essential nutrient in global crop production is also one of the most challenging to work with.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
Features

International gathering highlights cutting edge efforts to improve yields, nutrition, and climate change resilience of a globally vital staple food.

Podcasts

Discover the natural process of nitrogen fixation, which transforms atmospheric nitrogen into a form our bodies can use.